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The Fitting Masterclass: Extended Edition

  • Fashioned in Glasgow 1st Floor, 26 Gallowgate, Glasgow G1 5AB United Kingdom (map)

4-day workshop / two weekends || Aug 26th/27th & Sept 2rd/3rd || 10am - 4pm each day || No of places: 6 ||  Skill Level: Beyond Basics || Cost: £325 (payment plans available) || Instructor: Cassandra Macindoe || Venue: Fashioned in Glasgow  || Fitting Pattern by Storybook Patterns

Our most in-depth, extensive, and personalised Fitting Masterclass to date. 

Learn a unique, tried and tested method for getting great fit every time.

Create a fitting pattern, based on your body shape, and use it for your future projects.

We're all different shapes and sizes. Thankfully. But when it comes to making clothes from a commercial pattern, this can sometimes make things tricky.

This is our most in-depth Fitting Masterclass to date: we're going to take two weekends to equip you with a tried and tested method for getting great fit every time.

You'll also come away with a paper pattern, adjusted to your body, that you can use time and time again on your own projects. 


As always, the workshop is hands-on and student focused. The number of places available have been purposefully limited to 6, so that each student can get detailed and personalised advice on fitting.

Each student will also receive a 1hr, one-to-one follow-up session with Cassandra, giving you the opportunity to digest the workshop and apply some of the learning to your own projects, before coming back to us for further advice. 


You will learn a unique fitting method, utilising horizontal and vertical balance lines to visually draw the eye to recognised fitting issues. 

The method is iterative, starting with adjustments to the paper pattern and the construction of a toile. The toile is then used to determine further adjustments, which are transferred back to the paper pattern. 

This process, and the pattern created, can then be used as a template for tackling future fitting issues, modifying commercial patterns, or designing your own garments.

During the workshop you'll also be using scaled pattern samples to practice techniques. At the end of the course you'll take away a completed comprehensive sample book on paper pattern adjustments, which can be used for future reference.


Students will be using our in-house Fitting Pattern to create their toiles, learning additional techniques at each stage.

The first weekend will mainly focus on adjusting the bodice:

  • Cup size and bust adjustments.
  • Fitting the shoulders, including forward rotating shoulders.
  • Shortening or lengthening the bodice.
  • Determining the correct armhole size.
  • Rounded back and sway back adjustments.

On the second weekend students will have the option to work on:

  • Fitting the sleeve
  • Fitting the skirt
  • Pattern drafting techniques for designing a top, based on the adjusted bodice.

Providing Measurements

To help us get prepared, when you come to book you'll be asked for your bra cup size, as well as the following measurements in INCHES: Upper Bust, Bust, Waist, Hip, and Back-Waist Length.

Please refer to the image below as a reference for these measurements. If you're not currently in a position to provide them, you'll be given the option to email them at a later date.

Click on the image to enlarge.

Booking Your Place

Payment plans available. Please email for more information.

To book your place on this course, you can use our online booking system below. By making a booking, you agree to our Terms & Conditions.

You can pay by PayPal or any major debit/credit card.  NOTE: You do not need a PayPal account to make a booking. Simply click on the link which says "pay with a debit or credit card". It looks like this. 

Any Questions?

If you have any specific questions, please feel free to contact us.

We also recommend reading the relevant page on our Student Resource Page, where you can find useful insights on the course structure and what supplies you'll need to bring to class.

(Note: If you don't see your course info up yet, don't panic, we'll have it up with enough time to get your supplies together before the course starts).

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